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Adapted from the play by Frank Wedekind

The winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical - told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through "The most gorgeous Broadway score this decade" (Entertainment Weekly) - SPRING
AWAKENING explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion you will never forget. The landmark musical SPRING AWAKENING is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Join this group of late 19th century German students on their passage, as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in
the daring, remarkable SPRING AWAKENING. "Broadway may never be the same again!" NY TIMES


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by TV Scoop - Aug 9, 2014

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Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ONCE!
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BWW Reviews: TOMMY is Packed with Rocking Vocals
by Jeff Davis - Aug 7, 2014

Excuse me if I'm suffering from a case of deja vu. Last year, theatergoers in Central Texas got to see Austin's Zach Theatre and San Antonio's Playhouse duke it out with competing productions of Les Miserables. I was fortunate enough to see both productions, and in the battle of the barricades, I declared a draw. Naturally, Zach and The Playhouse's current production of The Who's Tommy feels like a rematch. So which has the pinball wizard winner? The answer is: both. While Zach's production is a feast for the senses, The Playhouse's production places its focus squarely on its awe-inspiring cast. (more...)

Atlantic Acting School Professional Conservatory: Apply by August 15
by Contests - Broadway - Aug 6, 2014

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WaterTower Theatre Presents Diana Sheehan in FULL GALLOP, 8/11-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced its production of Full Gallop, produced by WaterTower Theatre, August 9-31, 2014. The WaterTower Theatre production of Full Gallop will be directed by Terry Martin and stars Diana Sheehan as Diana Vreeland. The production opens Monday, August 11. (more...)

Michael Arden to Helm Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING with Choreographer Spencer Liff This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

The multiple Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Spring Awakening, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, is set to receive an innovative, immersive production performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English. Presented by Deaf West Theatre in association with The Forest of Arden, Spring Awakening opens Sept. 13 at Inner City Arts in downtown L.A. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Following a critically-acclaimed third season, Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its fourth season on September 5th with the southwest regional premiere of The God Game, written by award-winning playwright Suzanne Bradbeer. Critics praised The God Game in its world premiere earlier this year, calling it "a superb new drama" and "the sort of new work that theatre fans long to see." And just in time for election season, Houston audiences will likewise be enthralled with Stark Naked's production of this exciting political drama. The God Game is a relevant and thought-provoking new play that deftly examines the role of faith on the national political stage. Running through September 20th at Stark Naked Theatre's STUDIO 101, The God Game is directed by Jennifer Dean and features perennial favorites Justin Doran, Philip Lehl, and Kim Tobin-Lehl in the lead roles. (more...)

Ciara Renee, Natalie Weiss & More Set for Broadway Gets GLAAD Benefit Concert at Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Tonight, August 4th, eleven emerging and established Broadway performers will star in Broadway Gets GLAAD, a concert to benefit GLAAD, the leading organization in support of a positive LGBT image in the entertainment industry. (more...)

Broadway's Christine Andreas to Perform at Media Theatre, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Broadway actress Christine Andreas will headline at The Media Theatre Saturday night August 23 during an evening of Broadway classics. She'll be joined by professional singers and actors as Media Music Theatre Company presents "What We Do", a one-time only concert. (more...)

BWW Reviews: All-Star Cast Brings Lively HAIR to the Hollywood Bowl
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 3, 2014

Directed by Adam Shankman and featuring a talented, impossibly photogenic cast that includes Kristen Bell, Hunter Parrish, Benjamin Walker, Amber Riley, Mario, Jenna Ushkowitz and Jonah Platt, the Hollywood Bowl production of the 60's hippie-centric HAIR is lively and unabashedly joyful to the core. This must-see event continues for additional performances through the weekend, August 2 and 3. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/29- Lea Michele
by Stage Tube - Aug 29, 2014

Happy Birthday, Lea Michele! Best known to theatre audiences for her role as 'Wendla' in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Spring Awakening, Michele was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her performance. She also starred in the Broadway productions of Les Miserables, Ragtime and Fiddler on the Roof. For her work on GLEE, Michele was honored with a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Actress - Comedy or Musical and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/29/14 - It's Labor Day Weekend!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 29, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's Labor Day weekend! Go do something artsy! (more...)

Chichester's NEVILLE'S ISLAND to Play the Duke of York's Theatre from 10 October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Jamie Hendry Productions is delighted to announce the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Neville's Island which will run at the Duke of York's Theatre from 10th October with opening night for press on 21st October 2014. (more...)

Ute Lemper, Ben Platt, Telly Leung & More Coming to 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Taylor Beyer and More to Star in TUTS Underground's REEFER MADNESS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Mary Jane and friends are coming to town! TUTS Underground is taking you on a hilarious, psychedelic journey through Reefer Madness, Sept. 25 - Oct. 5 in Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center. Inspired by the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film, this tongue-in-cheek musical follows the hysterical downward spiral that arises when a group of clean-cut kids fall prey to the dreaded marijuana, and we're here to tell you who those crazy kids are. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara and More Set for Landmark on Main's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington is thrilled to announce its exciting 2014-15 Season, which includes magical evenings with some of Broadway's Brightest Stars! (more...)

Drama Desk Award Recipeint Jeremy Webb To Participate in POWER PLAYS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Drama Desk Award Recipient Jeremy Webb, who has stared in various shows, including 'Tabletop' and 'The Baltimore Waltz' will be participating in the reading of 'Power Plays.' (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tori Amos Sings HEDWIG in Concert
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2014

Singer/songwriter Tori Amos covered 'Wicked Little Town' from Hedwig and the Angry Inch at her Orlando concert on August 23. (more...)

New Windowcard Unveiled For HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 23, 2014

A first look at Broadway leading man and multi-media crossover star Andrew Rannells in the gender-bending title role of multi-Tony Award-winning rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH is now available to view. (more...)

Lena Hall & Tits Of Clay Wish Andrew Rannells Happy Birthday Backstage At HEDWIG
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 23, 2014

Multi-Tony Award-winning rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH has a new leading man in popular stage and screen star Andrew Rannells and 2014 Tony Award-winning co-star Lena Hall joins with featured band Tits Of Clay to sing a special birthday song to him in a new social media video that is now available to view. (more...)

Jones and Merkle to Host THE BROADWAY CAGE MATCH, Starring Platt, Foster, Pardo, and More 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

The famous Rockwell Table and Stage Los Angeles presents its inaugural competition cabaret; THE BROADWAY CAGE MATCH on August 26th at 8 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- SPRING AWAKENING at The Merc
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Cabaret at The Merc's new 2014 Summer Series followed up Next to Normal with the Tony Award-winning musical sensation, Spring Awakening, book and lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind, musical direction by Cris O'Bryon, choreography by Evan D'Angeles and directed by J. Scott Lapp. (more...)

Cast Announced for White Plains Performing Arts Center's NY Regional Premiere of DOGFIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The New York regional premiere of Dogfight will take place September 19-21 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center following a recent run Off Broadway. Dogfight is a new musical written by TONY Nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (A Christmas Story) with a book by Peter Duchan -- based on the blockbuster 1991 Warner Bros. film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor; screenplay written by Bob Comfort. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PMT Productions Presents MIDTOWN LIVE: A Concert Experience That Breaks The Mold
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Aug 21, 2014

BWW Reviews: MIDTOWN LIVE: A Concert Experience That Breaks The Mold (more...)

Sundance Institute & Metroplex Announce Films for Sundance Film Festival Hong Kong Selects
by Movies News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Sundance Institute and The Metroplex announced today the eight new independent films that will premiere as part of the Sundance Film Festival Hong Kong Selects screening series (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 55th Season with THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 9/19-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) opens its 55th season with the Bay Area premiere of The Addams Family, a new musical based on the delightfully macabre drawings by cartoonist Charles Addams. CCCT's production will be directed and choreographed by New York-based Alex Perez and music directed by Michael Wiles, with set design by Stewart Lyle, costume design by Lisa Danz, lighting design by Zoe Gopnik-McManus, and sound design by Michael Kelly. This multiple Tony and Drama Desk award nominee, with book by Marshall Brickman (Jersey Boys) and Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher), and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), plays weekends from Sep 19-Oct 19. (more...)

BWW Interviews: NASHVILLE Stars on Their Upcoming One-of-a-Kind Concert in Park City
by Tyler Hinton - Aug 20, 2014

Five stars of the critically acclaimed musical television series NASHVILLE will perform in Park City this Saturday, August 23, 2014 in the unprecedented Nashville Cafe concert at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. BroadwayWorld was given the opportunity to speak with both Clare Bowen and Charles Esten about the upcoming concert, being a part of NASHVILLE, and how musical theatre has helped shaped their careers. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Director, Jeremy Scott Lapp
by Bartley Stratton - Aug 19, 2014

Jeremy Scott Lapp has been working in the theatre business for over 27 years performing in over 100 shows in and around San Diego County. He is an alumnus of the 2009 Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab West, a proud member of the SDC and a 2011 SDC Emerging Artist. In addition, he is a recipient of Noel Craig, PAMTA, Inland Theatre League, Patte, National Youth Theatre, Billy & Director's Choice awards. (more...)

'Seize the Day!' A Look Back at NEWSIES' Opening Night on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 19, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! All this week we're bringing you snapshots from the NEWSIES 'paper route' -- from the movie to how the show got to the Great White Way, to the show's still-burgeoning fandom, and its award-winning cast and creative team. (more...)

William Blake and Michael Thomas Murray's ECHOES OF ETTA Set for 9/4 at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Echoes of Etta, the award-winning Etta James Tribute, continues their Summer/Fall residency on September 4th, 9:30pm at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). Echoes of Etta was the winner of the 2014 MAC Award for Show of the Year. (more...)

William Blake's ECHOES OF ETTA Set for 9/4 at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Echoes of Etta, the award-winning Etta James Tribute, continues their Summer/Fall residency on September 4th, 9:30pm at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). Echoes of Etta was the winner of the 2014 MAC Award for Show of the Year. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 9/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Hands on a Hardbody is a new rock musical about 10 Texans whose new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end and armed with nothing but hope and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In this hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American dream. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Christy Altomare & More Set for FROM THE FACTORY FLOOR at Joe's Pub, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Join an all-star cast for a one night only celebration of new musicals! Musical Theatre Factory has just completed its inaugural summer season of developing new musical theatre and is hosting a concert at Joe's Pub to celebrate. FROM THE FACTORY FLOOR will feature songs from over fifteen new musicals and all proceeds from the event will benefit future development programs at MTF. (more...)

Anthony Rapp, Natalie Weiss & More to Celebrate New Musical Film GRIND at 54 Below, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

54 BELOW will host a special concert to celebrate the soundtrack to GRIND: THE MOVIE - the new short musical film - on September 1. Artists performing the songs of Derek Gregor and Selda Sahin - who provided the film's five new numbers - include Anthony Rapp (If/Then, Rent), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Calvin Grant (Rent), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture), Matt Shingledecker (Rent, West Side Story, Spring Awakening), Danny Blu (Lead singer of 'The Factory Blu'),? Pasha Pellosie ('The Carrie Diaries'), Drew Brody (Singer/Songwriter) and more. The album's digital exclusive will be available on iTunes and other online outlets on Tuesday, August 26. The 35 minute short film - written and directed by Zachary Halley - will be available to view online at GrindShortFilm.com on October 1, where the exclusive trailer is currently available. The soundtrack - presented by Chemically Altered, Telly Leung Productions and Yellow Sound Label - is produced by Telly Leung and Michael Croiter. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Shares Backstage Video From His Final HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 18, 2014

The Broadway production of raucous rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH starring stage and screen notable Neil Patrick Harris said goodbye to its Tony Award-winning leading man this weekend and a new backstage video depicting the elaborate preparation process of putting Harris into Hedwig's stilettos and titular wig is now available to view. (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING to Run 9/26-10/12 at Main Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 play, Spring Awakening is a story of teenage self-discovery and sexuality under the repressive, provincial backdrop of late 19th century Germany. Hailed as "the best new musical in a generation' by The New York Observer, Spring Awakening is an 8-time Tony Award winning musical, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book. (more...)

Robin de Jesus, Laura Dreyfuss, Jason Gotay and More Set for TWENTY-SOMETHINGS 2 Concert at Highline Ballroom Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Twenty-Somethings 2, a concert featuring the music of songwriters Drew Overcash, Blake Pfeil and Zoe Sarnak, will be held tonight, August 18 at the Highline Ballroom. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Jerry Mitchell
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 17, 2014

On Monday, August 18th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-winner Jerry Mitchell. Mitchell discusses directing and choreographing the Tony winning mega-hit KINKY BOOTS. He also discusses making his director/choreographer debut with the popular LEGALLY BLONDE as well as his collaborations with the great Jack O'Brien on HAIRSPRAY, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, THE FULL MONTY and others. The episode is available now for iTunes subscribers. (more...)

JAGGED LITTLE PILL Plays Rockwell Table & Stage Through August 30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

ROCKWELL Table and Stage, L.A.'s premier spot for extraordinary entertainment and dining is thrilled to announce the world premiere of JAGGED LITTLE PILL, a concept by Kate Sullivan Gibbens & Jonah Platt, based on the historic album by Alanis Morisette, with musical direction and arrangements by Jonah Platt and directed by Kate Sullivan Gibbens. JAGGED LITTLE PILL will continue throughSaturday, August 30 at ROCKWELL Table and Stage, 1714 N. Vermont in Los Feliz. (more...)

Gloucester Stage Company's 35th Anniversary Season to Conclude with FENCER, 8/21-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Gloucester Stage Company's 35th Anniversary Season wraps up with August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning Fences from August 21 through September 7 at the Gorton Theatre, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. The 1987 Winner for Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Fences tells the moving story of Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his family. Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Eric C. Engel directs this powerful and poignant American work with GSC veteran Boston actress Jacqui Parker as Rose Maxson and a cast of GSC newcomers including Daver Morrison as Troy Maxson; Warren Jackson as Lyons; Gregory Marlow as Jim Bono; Jermel Nakia as Gabriel; Jared Brown as Cory and Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops student Bezawit Strong in her professional stage debut as Raynell. (more...)

Music of Conrad Cummings Set for TWO PREMIERES AND A REUNION at The National Opera Center, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

American Opera Projects and LivelyWorks present Two Premieres and a Reunion, a special evening of music by composer Conrad Cummings Wednesday September 10th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan. (more...)

First Listen! Leslie Odom Jr. Sings 'The Guilty Ones' from SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

SMASH, Person of Interest, House of lies, actor Leslie Odom Jr. has released his self titled debut solo album and a first listen to his newest single, 'The Guilty Ones', from Spring Awakening. (more...)

BEYOND DESIRE to Run 21 Nov - 14 Dec at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Loosely based on Shakespeare's Hamlet and E.M Foster's novel Maurice, the World Premiere of Beyond Desire is playing at Hayes Theatre Co from Friday, 21 November - Sunday 14 December 2014. (more...)

Leslie Odom, Jr. Releases Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

'SMASH', 'Person of Interest', and 'House of Lies' actor Leslie Odom Jr. has released his self-titled debut album! It is now available at all major online retailers including iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. (more...)

The Broadway Experience Wraps Seventh Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Broadway Experience returned for a seventh summer program at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center from July 28th - August 10th. With over 20 professional educators from the Broadway community, TBE offered over 75 classes, workshops, lectures, a performance based second week and invited Jonathan Groff as guest speaker. Jonathan spoke about his life on and off the stage, and took the time to answer questions and offer advice and inspiration. He was even kind enough to give an impromptu performance from Disney's recent hit film, Frozen. (more...)

Matt Doyle, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - NEWSIES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's NEWSIES below! (more...)

New Art For Andrew Rannells In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH Installed At Belasco
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 11, 2014

Broadway leading man and multi-media crossover star Andrew Rannells takes over for 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Actor In A Musical, Neil Patrick Harris, in the gender-bending title role of multi-award-winning rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH and a look at the new art installed at the Belasco Theatre is now available to view. (more...)

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